A couple of days ago I received the official feedback from the JavaOne session that I recently presented (TS-4588 2009 - "Where's My I/O: Some Insights into I/O Profiling and Debugging"). I was truly surprised to find out how much the people liked the session and the JPicus tool.
The people attending the session were nearly 300 and 75 of them provided feedback. Most of the participants categorized themselves as intermediate to advanced and only a small part considered themselves beginners.
The overall mark that the session received was 4.41 out of 5.00 which placed the session in the first quartile when compared to the rest of the sessions. The breakdown of the evaluation shows that the weakest part (although still evaluated very well) were the demos and examples and the strongest part was "the speaker" :) . Nearly 100% of the people have reported that the session increased their knowledge on the topic, which makes me very happy. Here are some quotes of the written feedback provided:
"His accent is awesome! Not making fun
The topic and tool look most useful. I never heard of JPicus before this so I'm glad I went
One app might be bottlenecked @ the I/O layer so this looks promising
Bulgaria for the win!"
"Thank you - great work"
"If possible (I know its probably hard) provide more "live" examples."
"I am gonna try it"
"Consider and IntelliJ plugin? Great work I will use this I think"
"Examples were very basic. You need to prepare some really difficult + tricky examples to make the people interested!
"Good speaker, warm personality. Have him come again.
Helpful tool. We will find it useful."
I would like to thank to all of you for your feedback, both positive and constructive and I wish you success in your development endeavours!